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Thankful for 2016


Truth: I spent a good amount of 2016 in a state of anger, bitterness and depression. I let too many things almost break me emotionally when I should have been relying on my faith more. When I went back to

Posted in In Christ, Jiu Jitsu, Kids, Marriage, Martial Arts, Parenting

Note to Self


Patience, grace and humility: 3 things that don’t come easy for me. I wrote this 4 years ago and it’s still a struggle, but I’m trying.

Posted in In Christ, Marriage, Parenting

Overcoming Strongholds in Your Life


Psalm 18:2 – The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my STRONGHOLD. I had never heard the word “stronghold”

Posted in In Christ, Marriage, Parenting

Armor of God Bible Study with Priscilla Shirer


A few weeks ago I started the Armor of God Bible Study at Skyline Church. The study digs into Ephesians 6 and I knew from the very beginning that I would enjoy this study. Priscilla Shirer is the author and

Posted in In Christ, Marriage, Parenting

Psalms & Proverbs a Day Bible Reading Plan


I have been working on getting these 2 things (guitar playing and bible reading) back into my early morning routine. It’s been too long. Several years ago I learned about a Bible Reading Plan where you would read 1 chapter

Posted in In Christ, Marriage
About StrongholdMom

Raquel Cusi is a wife, mother of 4, and owns The Stronghold CrossFit & Brazilian Jiu Jitsu with her husband, Mike, and brother Ray. She loves to blog about Marriage, Parenting, Health, Fitness, Christian living and her love for Disney. She's also an aspiring crunchy mom who loves organic and natural products, breastfeeding and babywearing.

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